Some excellent progress today, I managed to get out of the design issue I had with mending the collar to the chin rest in a way that did not feel “tacked on”. Now the padding of the chin rest extends all the way into the collar and I think it looks just right.
I think I’m gonna have to go for a heavy “dual strap” setup on the back because I cannot bend the strap that goes all the way around to make it land in the middle of the back in any way that would look natural, or elegant. I need to import my other collars and cuffs to double-check the scale of the rolled edges and straps width.
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to thread the collar rings directly on that strap or if I’m gonna go for something different this time.